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HELP FOR HURTING PEOPLE

We understand that life gets hard and sometimes you need an intentional strategy for change to work through your struggles. We provide several options to help meet your needs. Select one below for more information.

Shift is a 12 Step program offered every Friday night at our Lafayette campus. Journey with others confronting issues such as marriage and relationship, conflicts, loneliness, depression, emotional struggles, chronic pain, drug and alcohol dependence, sexual issues, physical and emotional abuse, and struggles with food and body image. More information is available below.

Pastoral Care is an appointment in person or over the phone where we provide individuals or couples with prayer, resources, and direction. You can schedule one by contacting us below, emailing , or calling us at 303-664-5524 ext. 232.

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Shift Overview

Details

This Friday, November 23, we will not have regular programing for Shift.

Please join us for our annual Shift Thanksgiving dinner from 6-8 PM.  We will provide the turkey, stuffing and potatoes.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  We will have a time of sharing after dinner.  Childcare is provided from 6:30-8 PM.

 

FAQ

I'm New

Please stop by our newcomers table so we can introduce ourselves, provide directions and answer your questions.

During the 8pm Small Group hour we recommend you attend our Men’s or Women’s 101 group that is offered as an introduction to our program. One of our key leaders will explain Shift, our guidelines for small groups, the small groups themselves, and will then answer any other questions you may have.

Childcare

Birth – 11 Years

For safety reasons, children ages 12 and up must be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. Check-in begins at 6:30 PM and rooms open at 6:45 PM; pick up by 9:00 PM.

$3 per child or $5 per family.

12 Steps
  1. We admitted we were powerless over our dependencies, that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Groups

Shift groups are issue-specific/gender-specific. We have groups for:

  • Codependence: To help individuals learn how to be less affected by what other people say, think, or do and to learn healthy ways of processing circumstances to maintain a God-centered life. (The group addresses issues such as people pleasing, avoiding conflict, controlling and manipulative behavior, and an unhealthy dependence on relationships and/or desire for perfection.)
  • Significant Other/Marital Issues: To help individuals in marriages / committed romantic relationships change their patterns of thought and behavior that contribute to the difficulties in their relationship. The group works primarily on the codependent, controlling, and manipulative behavior used in these relationships.
  • Chemical Issues: To address dependence to alcohol and/or other drugs and the issues that surround chemical abuse.
  • Sexual Issues (For Men): To address the use of pornography or other inappropriate sexual activity. These behaviors can not only lead to the loss of relationships, jobs, and peace of mind, but can also make healthy, loving relationships with a woman nearly impossible.
  • Mental Health / Chronic Pain: To address issues of depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and other mental health issues; to learn how to live with chronic physical pain and still maintain hope and joy so as to not completely rob us of opportunities to live meaningful and fulfilling lives.
  • Love and Sexual Issues (Women): to help individuals define intimacy through the context of a relationship with Christ and that intimate relationships are founded in integrity and purity.
Step Studies

Step Studies are separate from Shift, but are the heart of Shift; it is where the hard work of an individual’s recovery is done. It is our hope that all Shift participants will go through a Step Study at least once, but attendance at Shift is not required to participate in a Step Study. Groups are gender-specific but with mixed recovery issues. They provide an opportunity to work through the 12 steps using a Christ-based 12 step workbook. The step study is offered in addition to Friday night Shift, which is extremely helpful in recovery success.

There is no childcare provided.

Food is not permitted in the classrooms.

Date: Tuesdays, January 15 - April 23

Location: Lafayette Campus

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM (doors open at 6:15pm, please check in at the kiosk in the main lobby of the Lafayette Campus to be assigned a group on the first night. To honor our group guidelines, doors will be locked and no one will be admitted after 6:45PM)

Cost: Your small group leader will have all materials needed and will be collecting payment for your workbook. The cost of the workbook is $10. Please see a Care Ministry staff person if you need special arrangements.

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